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  • Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) provided remarks on the importance of legislative oversight to a group of parliamentarians and senior staff from Georgia and Moldova on November 14, 2019 at an event HDP co-hosted with the George C. Marshall Center.
  • Members of HDP’s CODEL to Nairobi, Kenya, meet with leaders of the Kenyan National Assembly on October 11, 2019.
  • Reps Alma Adams (D-NC) and Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) share a lighthearted moment before a nationally broadcast radio interview in Monrovia, Liberia on October 9, 2019.
  • Chairman Price presents a framed copy of the U.S. Constitution of to Timor Leste’s President, Francisco Guterres, during HDP’s CODEL to Timor Leste in July, 2019
  • In July 2019, Parliamentary leaders from across the globe visited Washington, D.C., to contribute to the first-ever HDP Leadership Forum, where nearly 40 parliamentary leaders and democracy champions from 16 countries took part in a variety of panel discussions focusing on topics such as countering threats to modern democracy and including women’s participation in government. Countries represented included Armenia, Colombia, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nepal, North Macedonia, Peru, and Sri Lanka.
  • On September 18, 2019, House Democracy Partnership Members, Rep. Adrian Smith (R-NE), and Rep. Bill Flores (R-TX), led by Chairman David Price (D-NC), meet with senior Members of the Japanese Diet to discuss opportunities for collaborating on issues of democracy and governance.

Supporting the Development of Independent Legislatures

The House Democracy Partnership (HDP) is a bipartisan, twenty-member commission of the U.S. House of Representatives that works directly with partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.

Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005, HDP uses peer-to-peer exchange programs, training seminars for members and staff, and targeted material assistance to build capacity in key areas such as legislative oversight, budget analysis, committee operations, constituent relations, and library and research services. Its singular focus on the legislative branch of government and its unique ability to bring together American legislators and their peers from around the world have made the commission a valuable forum for strengthening democratic institutions and deepening bilateral relations.

Latest News

November 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC (November 21, 2019) – Today, House Democracy Partnership Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) released the following statement regarding the ongoing crisis in Haiti:

September 5, 2019 Press Release

RALEIGH, NC (September 5, 2019) – House Democracy Partnership (HDP) Chairman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement on the retirement of HDP colleague, Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-CA):

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2019) – Chairman David Price (D-NC) and Co-Chair Vern Buchanan (R-FL) announced Derek Luyten will serve as Executive Director of the House Democracy Partnership (HDP).